Monthly Archives July 2015

Professor de Mattei – the historical roots of dissent in the Synod on the Family

Video of a talk given by Professor de Mattei’s in May in Rome during the Rome Life Forum in which he discusses the sexual revolution that took place in the 1960s.  Professor de Mattei says that “Until the 1960s, all Church moralists taught this doctrine and all pastors and confessors referred to it as expressed in the encyclicals Arcanum of Leo XIII and Casti connubi of Pius XI, and in the teaching of Pius XII in numerous speeches given to married persons, doctors and to the Roman Rota. But in the 1950s and 1960s, a process began by which traditional...
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Benedict XVI Receives Honourary Doctorate in Music

On July 4, the Pontifical John Paul II University of Krakow and the Krakow Academy of Music awarded the Pope Emeritus two honorary doctorates, after which he gave a lecture on the importance of sacred music: “Ladies and Gentlemen! At this moment, I cannot but express my greatest and most cordial gratitude for the honor you have given me conferring the Doctoratus Honoris Causa. I thank the Grand Chancellor, his dear Eminence Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, and the academic Authorities of both Athenaeums. I rejoice above all over the fact that in this way my bond with Poland, with Krakow, with the homeland...
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Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke – 40 Years of Priesthood – Deo gratias!

The Ecclesia Dei Society of New Zealand congratulates Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke on his 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood.    Deo gratias!   Photos of Cardinal Burke’s 40th anniversary ordination Mass can be viewed at CDO photography:   http://cdo.photography/cardinal-burke-40th-anniversary-ordination   Cardinal Burke with Benedict XVI:    
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Homily Given by His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke at the Solemn Pontifical Mass Sunday 7th of July, SS Peter and Paul’s Cork

The New Liturgical Movement has made available the following sermon of Cardinal Burke given at a Pontifical Mass celebrated last Sunday in the local church of Ss Peter and Paul during the Fota Liturgical Conference: “We can well identify ourselves with the crowd who had gone into the desert to be instructed by Christ. Clearly, a great number of people were hungering for the word of truth which the Lord alone could impart to them, and, for that reason, they had left the ordinary surroundings of their daily life to be in an extraordinary place with Him. In the words...
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From the beginning it was not so (Mt 19:9)

On his recent visit to Australia, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the auxiliary bishop of Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana, Kazakhstan, spoke at the Conference of Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy on the unchangeable truth about marriage and sexuality.  Part of his talk is reproduced here: From the beginning it was not so (Mt 19:9) The unchangeable truth about marriage and sexuality by Bishop Athanasius Schneider The Lord’s attitude to marriage and divorce Our Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Word and the eternal Truth in person, restored the original dignity of the human nature in a most wonderful manner — “Qui dignitatem humanae substantiae...
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